“Wheat Systems has been a long-time supporter and currently employs five former graduates of the program and we are happy to support their efforts in the Richmond area,” stated Michael Wheat.
Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
A 10-year partnership between Wheat Systems Integration and Virginia Home for Boys and Girls(VHBG) continues to grow as they host the Annual Christmas Party in honor of the children and families on December 14, 2011.
This is a difficult time of year for the children that live on campus. The children are away from their families and it is VHBG’s goal to help foster a normal, family environment. At VHBG, having a Christmas party helps create a happy and meaningful season for the children.
Wheat Systems long-standing relationship with VHBG began when the company was incorporated in 2001. Michael Wheat, the Chief Technology Officer, stated at the annual VHBG’s Golf Classic in September, “Wheat Systems has been a long-time supporter and currently employs five former graduates of the program and we are happy to support their efforts in the Richmond area.”
“It is about giving back to the community and supporting this great cause,” said Charity Rupp, Corporate Communications Manager at Wheat Systems. “In this time, it is important to remember those in need.”
As a longtime supporter of Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, Wheat Systems has provided the home with donations and internships for their tech-savvy children over the years. The internships offered have given the children an opportunity to strengthen their analytical, technical and interpersonal skills. Upon graduation, many of the children have gone to work for the company.
Wheat Systems’ efforts in supporting VHBG’s mission are helping to further improve the well-being of children in the Richmond area by providing crucial funding and increasing job readiness for local teens.
About Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
Since 1846, Virginia Home for Boys and Girls has provided permanent, safe and stable family for children in the Central Virginia area. VHBG is the only site in Virginia certified by the International Teaching-Family Association. VHBG implements the credentialed Teaching-Family model of care in all of its programs – Foster Care, Intensive In-Home Services, Residential Group Homes, Independent Living and Alternative Education.
About Wheat Systems Integration
Established in 1999, Wheat Systems focuses on solutions to integrate business systems, processes, and procedures in a secure environment. Incorporated in Glen Allen, Wheat Systems’ goal is to constantly push the edge on emerging technology. Wheat provides information technology services to private and public sector entities. Wheat is a 100 percent woman-owned, SWaM certified small business.